Best Infosec-Related Long Reads of the Week, 8/5/23
The origin of Russian cybercrime groups, The relationship between cyber exploits and accidental nuclear use, Pakistan buys Cellebrite's hacking tech, Unstoppable AI chatbot attacks, more
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The untold history of today’s Russian-speaking hackers
Digital security journalist and rector of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna Misha Gleeny, in the Financial Times, looks into Russian cybercrime groups and their origins in the first and only conference of publicly avowed criminals focused on cybercrime held in Odesa in 2002.
The young criminals who signed up for the Odesa conference were no gun wielders. They boasted a different talent: advanced computing ability. They were honing their skills at the same time as western businesses had begun experimenting with buying and selling stuff over the internet. In t…
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